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El hombre y el monstruo (1959)

| Horror | 1959 (USA)
A failed pianist sells his soul to the devil in return for his becoming the greatest musician in the world. The catch: every time he plays he turns into a horrible monster.

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Enrique Rambal ...
Samuel Magno
Abel Salazar ...
Ricardo Souto
Martha Roth ...
Laura / Alejandra
Ofelia Guilmáin ...
Cornelia
Ana Laura Baledon ...
Girl killed by Samuel
José Chávez ...
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Maricarmen Vela ...
Blond Motorist (as Mari Carmen Vela)
Carlos Suárez
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Anita Blanch
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A failed pianist sells his soul to the devil in return for his becoming the greatest musician in the world. The catch: every time he plays he turns into a horrible monster. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Decent Mexican
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Man and the Monster, The (1958)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Mexican film about a concert pianist who sells his soul to Satan in exchange for him to become a great musician. The only downside is that he also turns into a hairy, murderous monster. I was somewhat letdown by this film but overall it was a pretty good movie but it takes way too long for the story to get started and the monster isn't used nearly enough. The screenplay does allow time for the relationship between the man and his mother to grow and this here is actually the best thing about the movie. I'm not sure if this film was meant to be a version of Jekyll and Hyde because it does share some of the same ideas even though the monster appears to be more of a werewolf with a rat's face. The monster make up is cheap but effective. Original title: Hombre y el monstruo, El.


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